The Upparu bridge is a mega development project launched under the Eastern resurgence programme. Deputy Minister Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan monitored its construction.
The bridge is coming up across the Upparu lagoon along the Trincomalee – Batticaloa A15 highway. It is 200 metres long. Its width is 10.5 metres. 300 Million rupees had been diverted with financial assistance coming from France. The work on the bridge is expected to be completed before the end of next year.